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Old 05-18-2012, 10:44 PM
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Re: good time for PD in the dakota's?

We (my wife and I) are headed west through the the southern route. We will be goin through Kansas, Colorado, Utah to the west cost. Then headed north to Washington. On the way back we will be in Iowa, Wyoming, the Dakoda's and into Idaho then home. We have the trip planned but are loose with the particulars. We have no problem deviating along the way. We will be pulling a fifth wheel camper, so we have a place to stay. We should be on the road about the middle of June. We thought the southern route may be better because of the possibilities of snow in the passes in Wyoming and Idaho. I won't have a lot of time maybe a day or so here and there along the way.

This isn't the main reason for the trip but something I wanted to do for a while and since we will be in the area I want to try it.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:23 AM
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Re: good time for PD in the dakota's?

Thumbs,

I'd suggest Wyoming as a good place to start. I say that because you aren't required to buy a hunting license there and you should be able to find some decent areas to shoot. Perhaps it's just a stroke of luck, but I've found it easier to find (free) places to shoot in Wyoming than other states.

If you know the route you're planning to take through Wyoming, you can look for co-ops or feed stores in the smaller towns. They usually have some suggestions to get you started. I've also called local chambers of commerce, because some of them have lists of land owners who allow hunting/shooting.

I hope this helps. Best of luck.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:06 PM
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Thumbs,

I'd suggest Wyoming as a good place to start. I say that because you aren't required to buy a hunting license there and you should be able to find some decent areas to shoot. Perhaps it's just a stroke of luck, but I've found it easier to find (free) places to shoot in Wyoming than other states.

If you know the route you're planning to take through Wyoming, you can look for co-ops or feed stores in the smaller towns. They usually have some suggestions to get you started. I've also called local chambers of commerce, because some of them have lists of land owners who allow hunting/shooting.

I hope this helps. Best of luck.

Hey thanks for the help. Perfect. That I can do. I can't spend a lot of time but a day or two here and there would be great. I'll check out the chambers of commerce also.

thanks
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:08 PM
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My pleasure. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to help.

Be careful chasing prairie dogs, though. It's highly addictive!
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Re: good time for PD in the dakota's?

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Thumbs,

I'd suggest Wyoming as a good place to start. I say that because you aren't required to buy a hunting license there and you should be able to find some decent areas to shoot. Perhaps it's just a stroke of luck, but I've found it easier to find (free) places to shoot in Wyoming than other states.

If you know the route you're planning to take through Wyoming, you can look for co-ops or feed stores in the smaller towns. They usually have some suggestions to get you started. I've also called local chambers of commerce, because some of them have lists of land owners who allow hunting/shooting.

I hope this helps. Best of luck.
Montana as well, fact is most farmers and ranchers will almost take you by the hand and point em out to you
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:17 PM
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Montana as well, fact is most farmers and ranchers will almost take you by the hand and point em out to you
I guess the thing is gettin your foot in the door. I guess askin around at the co ops or shops is a good start. It's gettin the contacts that is the problem.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:43 PM
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I guess the thing is gettin your foot in the door. I guess askin around at the co ops or shops is a good start. It's gettin the contacts that is the problem.
I'd suggest making some phone calls ahead of time to help get the process started. Being there in person is more effective, but it chews up valuable time that could be spent shooting.
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